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Old 11-16-2008, 05:36 PM   #3451
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Number 3 wanted aplpcation on Linux:
NLITE - Nlite is a freeware program that allows you to CONTROL what goes on the OS disc , you can REMOVE programs, you can ADD programs, you can customise it before it installs the way you want it .

eg
REMOVE every language you dont speak
Remove IE , Remove WMP , Remove OE
Remove un wanted services and bloat .

From what Ive been seeing with these AIO/get windows users distros even these need an nlite tool .
The amount of distros that install 10 p2p apps , 5 image browsers, 4 web browsers , 8 media playback programs .
You don't need nlite because, unlike in windows, you can create custom install discs out of the box and you can remove pretty much what ever you like(except for stuff that you actually need, like the kernel, or the package manager(think dpkg)) for example, Fedora even comes installed with a tool to do this and I have yet to see a distro that comes with all that stuff except for maybe slackware if you install the full dvd set(which is your choice anyways). I think the only one that you said that was partly true was the media playback programs, but its more like 3 or 4. Not to mention, you can usually do a base install with most distros and add the stuff you want after

I hate how everyone thinks that every windows program has a use in linux, somethings are only needed on the windows side. People should actually see if they need these apps before they complain
 
Old 11-17-2008, 06:29 AM   #3452
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Games are coming to LINUX

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Here is the games thread:
You snuck your response in while I was typing Drew While games are software I think since they have a sub-forum a separate thread makes sense.
Game developers are moving quite quickly to managed code (.NET) with platforms like Unity3D. The code is much easier to maintain, the distance between the developer and the designer can be diminished, and the performance penalty of managed code has been dramatically reduced. So many more games in the future will run on LINUX, it is just a matter of time.
 
Old 11-17-2008, 08:45 AM   #3453
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I'de like to see ubuntu spacific port of APC Powerchute UPS management software, as i have a APC UPS RS 900 vac ups.
 
Old 11-18-2008, 02:59 AM   #3454
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I still go with my prev comment NO PROGRAM exists the SAME as NLITE (Windows) on Linux at this time. (A PROGRAM not a whole bunch of typing at the command lineO

Nlite has the advantage of removing and customising the OS the way you want via a GUI without needing to recompile kernals , source code or any command line typing . (EG its a front end that all the work is done for you)

Installing a base then manual installing everything from the command line is not a solution . A program JUST LIKE nlite is the solution .

Last edited by charliebrown_au; 11-18-2008 at 03:01 AM.
 
Old 11-18-2008, 04:17 AM   #3455
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Installing a base then manual installing everything from the command line is not a solution . A program JUST LIKE nlite is the solution .
AFAIK there are quite capable GUI programs for installing and removing programs included with many GNU/Linux distro's, such as Ubuntu's Synaptic Package Manager for example.
 
Old 11-18-2008, 05:42 AM   #3456
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AFAIK there are quite capable GUI programs for installing and removing programs included with many GNU/Linux distro's, such as Ubuntu's Synaptic Package Manager for example.
THESE ARE NOT LIKE NLITE

Does any lnux fanboys actually take the time to understand the point of view of windows users .

How can I post this in clear english for you ... Ill try

Nlite is a free program that runs in the current GUI of an OS (Windows) that allows the USER to setup a CUSTOM ISO of the OS (Windows) the way he/she requires .

- NO MORE NEED TO UN-install programs after the OS is re-installed
- NO MORE NEED TO remove unwanted fonts,features/services after the OS is re-installed

A CLEAN TRIMED DOWN COPY OF THE OS PRE DONE
NOT AFTER
BEFORE

by using a GUI program


This STUPID and AWEFULL habbit of getting new windows nlite users to REMOVE the bloat that Linux installs is making a lot of users just go back to Nlited Windows instead of moving over to Linux

/me goes over to talk to a brick wall I might get blood from it by magic
 
Old 11-18-2008, 08:46 AM   #3457
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THESE ARE NOT LIKE NLITE

Does any lnux fanboys actually take the time to understand the point of view of windows users .

How can I post this in clear english for you ... Ill try

Nlite is a free program that runs in the current GUI of an OS (Windows) that allows the USER to setup a CUSTOM ISO of the OS (Windows) the way he/she requires .

- NO MORE NEED TO UN-install programs after the OS is re-installed
- NO MORE NEED TO remove unwanted fonts,features/services after the OS is re-installed

A CLEAN TRIMED DOWN COPY OF THE OS PRE DONE
NOT AFTER
BEFORE

by using a GUI program


This STUPID and AWEFULL habbit of getting new windows nlite users to REMOVE the bloat that Linux installs is making a lot of users just go back to Nlited Windows instead of moving over to Linux

/me goes over to talk to a brick wall I might get blood from it by magic
Did you not read my previous post?, Some distros actually have a gui to do this and most distros let you select what you install so you don't even have to worrry about it, and some distros let you install with a base install that you can add on to. you should really try reading my posts, it would be helpful to you. You should also try and do some research on linux before you say no program exists to do anything nlite does
 
Old 11-18-2008, 03:37 PM   #3458
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THESE ARE NOT LIKE NLITE
/../
/me goes over to talk to a brick wall I might get blood from it by magic
You are right.
There is nothing like NLITE on linux. And there can't be anything like that, because in linux You will not have anything like messed up windows in first place.

And watch out for bricks falling out from You by magic.
 
Old 11-18-2008, 03:46 PM   #3459
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I would like to see the following Windows programs on Linux :

Number 2 wanted application on Linux:
A120 or Demon Tools - Commercial / Free - It allows mounting ISO's , Bin/Cue , MDF, NRG , etc with GUI INTERGRATION (well a120% does anyway).
Sure several half featured programs are available or a user could wade thou scripts but honeslty most gamers today arnt that tech savy with Linux , they want to install the program , right click on the image (.ISO/.CUE,MDF) and choose MOUNT ISO to Drive X)
Here You would find quite straight-forward and elegant solution: HOWTO: Nautilus Script to mount .iso files
 
Old 11-19-2008, 06:35 AM   #3460
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There are equivalents.

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I still go with my prev comment NO PROGRAM exists the SAME as NLITE (Windows) on Linux at this time. (A PROGRAM not a whole bunch of typing at the command lineO
There is no need to use a command line; what you describe is exactly what YaST is. Or at least it lets you manage the OS and components from one GUI; right down to package management and kernel tunables. This is for SuSE, other distros claim to have an equivalent (although it is rarely/not as complete as YaST).

Anyway, there have been GUI system management tools for UNIX/LINUX for ages.
 
Old 11-24-2008, 09:14 AM   #3461
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"What programs would you like to see ported to Linux?"
Sequencer Plus by Voyetra.
One of the original music sequencing programs for the IBM-PC. And still the most precise interface (great keyboard shortcuts). Much of the music in American films were done on this program.
Remember MS-DOS 3.1 with Multimedia Extensions? Voyetra created much of that code for a certain company in the West Coast.

Last edited by AndyDP; 11-24-2008 at 09:18 AM. Reason: clarify the original question
 
Old 11-24-2008, 08:09 PM   #3462
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I am a novice to Linux. I do not know whatare the Linux based applicaitons replacing :
1. MS Office & Publisher
2.Adobe Audition
3.Magic ISO
4.Alcohol 120%
5.Adobe Reader
6.Ashampoo Window Optimizer
7.Power ISO
8.Win RAR, 7zip
9.Jet Audio, VLC Media Player
10.db Power Amp.
11.Nero Burning Rom & Nero Express.

Besides, all my multimedia collections, work on the Codecs for Windows. Wouldthat mean, I will not be ableto use all my collectionsif I migrate to Linux?
 
Old 11-24-2008, 09:18 PM   #3463
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3.Magic ISO
4.Alcohol 120%
Linux can mount iso without additional software. And it can mount *.mdf with additional software.

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5.Adobe Reader
Already ported and has replacements.

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8.Win RAR, 7zip
Console versions available, gui version can be launched with help of "WINE".

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VLC Media Player
Has native linux version

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11.Nero Burning Rom & Nero Express.
Has linux version.
 
Old 11-24-2008, 11:38 PM   #3464
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Linux can mount iso without additional software. And it can mount *.mdf with additional software.


Already ported and has replacements.


Console versions available, gui version can be launched with help of "WINE".
Or you can use archival programs like Ark, or file roller
 
Old 11-25-2008, 03:04 AM   #3465
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Winrar has a native, non-free version available for Linux now(As of beta 4).

Not sure if its publicly available, as of yet.

I know it is based on QT, and requires QT libraries to run. as far as usability.. its close to its Windows Comparative, but not perfect yet.

~

id still like to see the CS3 collection ported, regardless. i just prefer there GUI's. Cant beat the Simplicity. Gimp is ok, but still not "User Friendly" for most, same with Aduacious(and similiar) and as far as web design goes. the Average Web Designer does not want to mess with a GUI, thats not willing to work around his/her mistakes, along with filling in the blanks for them.

so, Fix the GUI's for native linux Comparisons, or port CS3 is my verdict.
 
  


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